Hurricane recovery and Positive Train Control were front and center as BNSF Railway Company recognized its 2017 Employees of the Year.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has published a notice in the Federal Register listing the Trump Administration’s proposed tariffs on Chinese imports because of its investigation into what it calls “China’s unfair trade practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.”
Bentley Systems’ Rail Predictive Maintenance platform “enables railways to understand rail asset condition to improve maintenance decisions, predict asset deterioration to help optimize maintenance schedules, and allows to access to data wherever it adds the most value, in the office or on site,” the company says.
Conkright Enterprises has acquired Conrad Machine, Inc., which specializes in railroad equipment component manufacturing and provides fabrication services to numerous industries, among them oil and gas. RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in rail-sector company sales, acted as advisor to Conrad Machine.
“Managing a reliable and safe rail corridor is typically performed with insufficient information and limited resources,” according to Bentley Systems. “Compounding the problem is a continuous flood of data.”
Union Pacific plans to spend more than $100 million to upgrade track and related infrastructure in Oklahoma and Nevada in 2018.
BNSF Railway could begin a project to build a second bridge across Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, this fall. The railroad has applied for permits that would see the new bridge constructed adjacent to the existing bridge.
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has announced a 2018 capital expenditure program for California valued at about $230 million.
BNSF is the first U.S. Class I (and the second overall) to respond to the Surface Transportation Board’s March 16 blanket letter requesting information on each railroad’s 2018 service outlook.
What a world. FRA is on Twitter and Facebook and YouTube. NTSB is on Twitter and YouTube, and might be on Facebook, but I don’t know since the NTSB website doesn’t say one way or another, and I’m not on Facebook or Twitter, and not, to my knowledge on YouTube, or if I am, it’s not my doing, I promise.